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Team USA found its shooting stroke in the second half and buried Team World 151-131 in the Rising Stars game on Friday to kick off All-Star Weekend festivities at United Center.

As the top, young players in the National Basketball Association were on display Friday night, fans were treated to an entertaining affair filled with high-flying dunks, alley-oops and friendly trash talk.

"He said I was playing great". "The World Team was killing us, and we were like, 'Let's play for real.' So I just tweeted that, just trying to be amusing". Williamson said his favorite play of the game was when Morant threw him a lob from half court, and he slammed it home. With this win, Team USA evens up the all-time head-to-head record at three games apiece. "That's all I needed to hear, to be honest", Williamson said. "Telling me how it's going to turn for the Hawks in the future - it's insane that he knew all those different things about me".

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) receives a basketball and a jersey from senior guard Renee Montgomery (3rd L) of the University of CT women basketball team as he poses for pictures with head coach Geno Auriemma (L) and other members during an event to host the team at the South Portico of the White House April 27, 2009 in Washington, DC. Williamson said that meeting Obama has been one of his top life experiences thus far. According to officials from the Obama Foundation will hold a sit down conversation described as a "fireside chat" with the NBA's biggest stars, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul, and the Milwaukee Bucks' MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the night before the big game.

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"First off he's a cool dude man, it's Obama, c'mon", said Williamson.

Williamson finished with 14 points. "For him to keep up with all of us, hats off to him".

According to ESPN, one student exclaimed, "I can't believe I just met him; I nearly cried".